When the Dodgers picked up Mookie Betts in a trade with the Red Sox earlier this year, they knew they were getting more than just on-field talent. Mookie is well-known for going above and beyond in his community, making sure so many people are taken care of.
Earlier during the quarantine, Mookie made headlines when he bought groceries for an entire store of shoppers in his hometown of Nashville. Betts is making headlines again after handing out supplies at an event in Nashville. Mookie posted about the event on his Instagram this past Monday.
It was a blessing to partner with @pullupneighbor to supply reusable face masks, hand sanitizer and other essential products to the #Nashville community. I am a firm believer that when we come together to help others, we can get through anything. #WeAreInThisTogether #AIM #PullUpNeighbor #Nashville.
At the event, the Dodgers’ outfielder handed out face masks and hand sanitizers to help combat the coronavirus within his community. Mookie was born in Nashville and went to High School there before being drafted by the Red Sox in 2011.
Betts was traded from the Red Sox to the Dodgers in February of this year, in a deal that also sent David Price out west. Los Angeles gave up Alex Verdugo, Jeter Downs, and Connor Wong. Downs immediately slotted in as the organization’s number one prospect while Wong is now their number 16.